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Loudoun County High School junior Collin Hughes dives into the pool at the start of a freestyle race at the Virginia 4A state swim meet.—Times-Mirror/Patrick Kane

Riverside wins state title; 10 swimmers, four relay teams reign supreme

The Riverside Rams won the girls' team championship Feb. 18 at the Virginia High School League Group 3A state swim meet in Richmond. Briar Woods earned runner-up honors in Group 5A boys and girls, and Rock Ridge girls placed second at the Group 4A meet.

Stone Bridge senior Arsam Jafaryzad, shown here on top versus Woodgrove’s Joe Candelaria during the LCPS Championships, was one of four area wrestlers to win a state championship. Jafaryzad pinned Fisher Evans of Lee-Davis in the first period of the Group 5A 152-pound championship match.—File Photo

Four area wrestlers strike state gold

A total of 15 area wrestlers placed among the top six in their weight class Feb. 17-18 at the Virginia High School League State Wrestling Championships.Broad Run's duo of Michael Battista (170 pounds) and John Birchmeier (220), along with Stone Bridge senior Arsam Jafaryzad (152) struck state gold in the Group 5A tournament. Elijah Boldin of John Champe won the 285-pound state crown at the Group 4A level.

Conference 14 basketball team selections

Broad Run senior Anthony Cooper and Tuscarora junior Kennedy Middleton garnered Player of the Year honors on the All-Conference 14 basketball team. Jeff Hawes of Potomac Falls and Michael Newkirk of Tuscarora earned Coach of the Year honors.

Loudoun’s Varsity Scoreboard: VHSL State Championships

Riverside High School won the girls' team championship at the Virginia High School League Group 3A State Swimming Championships on Saturday in Richmond. Several Loudoun student-athletes won individual swimming, wrestling and gymnastics championships at the state level.

Broad Run goalie Kevin Hennessey makes a glove save for one of his 17 stops on the night.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Broad Run knocks off Stone Bridge in hockey showdown

The stands inside the Ashburn Ice House were crowded and loud well before the puck dropped Feb. 12 in the hockey version of the Battle Of the 'Burn rivalry between Stone Bridge and Broad Run high schools. The preceding men's rec-league game captured the student sections' vociferous attentions as the big game approached, and even the driver of the ice resurfacing vehicle earned cheers with a honk of the horn.

Loudoun’s Varsity Basketball Scoreboard: Feb. 13-14 games

The match-ups are set for the Conference 21-East and Conference 22 boys' and girls' basketball tournament championship games. Freedom (boys and girls), Loudoun County (girls) and Loudoun Valley (boys) will host championship games Thursday night. Woodgrove's girls will play for the Conference 21-West girls' championship Wednesday at Millbrook.

Broad Run players celebrate their 6-4 win over Stone Bridge Sunday night at the Ashburn Ice House.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Broad Run earns top seed with thrilling takedown of Stone Bridge

In their final regular-season game before the Northern Virginia Scholastic Hockey League playoffs, the two teams fighting it out for the league's best record met Feb. 12 inside the Ashburn Ice House for a Battle Of the 'Burn grudge match. In front of enthusiastic throngs of fans for both sides, the Broad Run Spartans defeated the two-time defending champion Stone Bridge Bulldogs by a 6-4 score.

Broad Run’s Cameron Jackson controls Eric Frames of Stone Bridge during the Conference 14 championship round at 132 pounds. Jackson scored a technical fall victory for the team champion Spartans.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Photos: Conference 14 wrestling tournament

Wrestlers from Briar Woods, Broad Run, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora high schools took the mat Feb. 4 for the Group 5A Conference 14 Wrestling Championships at Rock Ridge High School. Broad Run won the team title with 263 points. Stone Bridge placed second with 189 points, followed by Tuscarora (178), Briar Woods (146) and Potomac Falls (134).

The Broad Run Spartans are Group 5A Conference 14 wrestling tournament champions.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Wrestling: Conference tournament results

Varsity wrestling teams from all 15 Loudoun County public high schools competed Saturday in one of five conference tournaments. The Broad Run Spartans won the Conference 14 team title and the Rock Ridge Phoenix claimed the Conference 21-East team crown.

The Tuscarora Huskies are Conference 14 gymnastics champions.—Times-Mirror/Michael Marzzacco

Tuscarora repeats as Conference 14 gymnastics champions

Flips, tumbles and acrobatics were on display Jan. 31 inside Stone Bridge High School's gymnasium. While each of the five teams competing in the Conference 14 gymnastics meet gave their all, it was Tuscarora winning the team title for the second year in a row. The Huskies edged out runner-up Potomac Falls by seven points.

Briar Woods freshman Abby Harter completed the 100-yard butterfly in 54.94 seconds to claim one of her two individual titles.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Briar Woods makes a splash at Conference 14 Swim Championships

Briar Woods enjoyed a memorable afternoon Saturday at Claude Moore Recreation Center in Sterling as both the Falcon boys' and girls' teams placed first in the Conference 14 Swim Championships for a second straight year. The Falcons racked up 567 points in boys' events and 498 points in girls' events to pace the field by more than 100 points in both competitions.
Alex Galloway

Fast track: Galloway is ODAC Athlete of Week

Bridgewater College sophomore sprinter Alex Galloway earned his first career Old Dominion Athletic Conference Indoor Track Athlete of the Week award Jan. 16. Galloway,a Broad Run High School alum, paced Bridgewater in sprints Jan. 13 at the CNU Quadrangular.

Woodgrove High School gymnasts are all smiles after winning the Red division title at the Park View Glory Days Gymnastics Invitational.—Courtesy Photo

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: Jan. 6-12 events

The Loudoun County Raiders defeated the Riverside Rams 68-37 in varsity girls' basketball Thursday night. The Raiders have won 13 straight games and are currently 14-1 overall. Look inside for scores and submitted recaps from varsity basketball, gymnastics, swimming and wrestling.

Boys’ basketball: Cooper lifts Broad Run past Tuscarora

Leading 69-68 in the final minute of regulation, Tuscarora had a chance to steal a big road win at Broad Run. Undaunted, the host Spartans found a way to prevail in the closing seconds of a Conference 14 boys' basketball game Friday evening in Ashburn.

Girls’ basketball: Tuscarora starts strong in conference play

Tuscarora took care of Broad Run in its Conference 14 opener with a great showing from start to finish. The Huskies topped the host Spartans 65-45 in the first game of a varsity basketball doubleheader Friday night in Ashburn.

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